When Christine wakes up in a strange bed, with a strange man, her first thoughts are of annoyance at having another one night stand, a twinge of horrow that he is so much older, and then shame when she sees his wedding ring. She goes to the bathroom and sees a series of pictures that seem to tell a story and where she and the man figure prominently. Looking in the bathroom mirror, Christine sees herself, but not as a twenty-nine year old woman, but as a middle aged woman. When the strange man wakes up, he tells her that they are married, and they have gone through this almost every morning for the past several years, ever since Christine had an accident that made it impossible to retain her memories once she goes to sleep.
After her husband, Ben, goes to work, Christine is called by a Dr Nash, who tells her that they have been working together, secretly, to help her recover some of her memories. They meet and Dr Nash gives her a journal where she has chronicled the previous month. Prominently in the journal, Christine has written "Don't Trust Ben", but once she begins to read the journal, she begins to wonder which one of the men she can trust.
Before I Go to Sleep is difficult to put down and as addictive and delicious as chocolate truffles to readers who love woman in jeopardy fiction combined with a Gaslight style psychological mystery.
"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I’m still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me. . . ."
Memories define us.
So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?
Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight.
And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story.
Welcome to Christine's life.